The Long Road Home 2024 - The National Famine Way Walk

Sat May 11 2024 at 10:00 am to Sun May 19 2024 at 05:00 pm

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum | Dublin 1

Safe Home Ireland
Publisher/HostSafe Home Ireland
The Long Road Home 2024  - The  National Famine Way Walk
In May 2023 we did our first ‘Long Road Home’ fundraising walk along the National Famine Way from Dublin to Strokestown - join us again!
About this Event

Join Safe Home Ireland on our Fundraising Walk on the National Famine Way in May 2024.

We will be leaving from EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin’s Docklands on Saturday 11th May and arriving at the Strokestown Park House and National Famine Museum, Co. Roscommon Sunday 19th May

This is a self-directed challenge over a 9 day period and you can walk (or cycle) for a day, part of a day or do the full challenge if you wish. There is a once off fee of €30 and you can do as much or as little as you wish. We plan to start at 10.30am each morning and further details will be shared via a WhatsApp group, (set up for the duration of this challenge only), for those who register

A 'Walk Pack' will be available to include the Walk route each day, a High Viz Tabard and a Sponsorship Card (optional). Packs will be available for collection at the starting point/along the route each day. If you would like the pack to be posted out to you, please send your full postal address via email to: [email protected]

If you are unable to do the do the Walk ... you might you sponsoring a walker? You can contact Karen at Safe home for more infomation at [email protected]

About the National Famine Way

The National Famine Way is a 165km cross country walking and cycling trail that traces the footsteps of 1,490 Strokestown tenants, men, women and children who were marched from Roscommon to Dublin in May 1847 or ‘Black 47’, one of the worst years of suffering of the Great Irish Famine, after they failed to pay their rent. It weaves through country lanes, villages, towns and Dublin city mostly along the banks of the Royal Canal. In Dublin, they boarded a ship to Liverpool before journeying to North America on board some of the worst coffin ships of the time. Of the 1,490 who had left Strokestown over 700 died, and were buried at sea or on Grosse Île. They became known as the 'Missing 1,490'.

The National Famine Way features a digital storybook connected to 32 pairs of Bronze Children’s Shoes interspersed along the entire trail and an Anthem by renowned folk singer Declan O’Rourke. The digital resources are on the National Famine Way Website and National Famine Way Audio App.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Go raibh míle maith agat, from the Board, Staff & Friends of Safe Home Ireland.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland


EUR 30.00

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